Posted 8 months ago
a colleague gave me the advice: speak from your heart. when it comes to teaching, my heart died a long time ago. when i started out, i had all the fire that last guy had. but somewhere along the way…today, i threaten and intimidate students because i lost the ability to reach them. i grade papers sometimes sight unseen, ‘cause i don’t have the time to read them. i’ve lost touch with the world our students live in. and i should quit, but i can’t afford to. they should fire me, but they can’t afford to. i stand before you living proof of the teacher shortage. i stink. and as i look out at my peers here today, i have no doubt: many of you stink. our school system doesn’t weed out the bad teachers. huh. lucky for us i guess. nor does our system embrace the good teacher. maybe that’s the problem. dedicated, impassioned young men and women are allowed simply to grow old and bitter. or worse: uncaring. we need to find a way to keep the teachers’ fire. to nurture the good ones. and there are so many good ones. i see some sitting out there who work with me. they still have it. they get up every day, and they charge. what does teaching mean to me? you’re what teaching means to me. you care deeply, you’re passionate, and you inspire. i used to.

harvey lipschultz, boston public, chapter thirty-two

source: http://www.televisionwithoutpity.com/show/boston-public/chapter-thirtytwo/8/

Posted 1 year ago

he didn’t do anything. he didn’t do anything. it was me. it was all me.

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overdrive.

ely buendia (the greatest hits live!)

17 december 2012

san beda college - alabang

Posted 1 year ago

image credit: emily mclaine

source: calvin and hobbes quotes by emily mclaine

Posted 1 year ago

listen to dessie belle by ciudad.

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always liked nikki but i had no idea could sing. such an adorable couple.